Sumila Santos

Sumila Santos joined VdA in 2015. She started in the M&A and Corporate Finance practice area, having worked on several transactions mainly in Cabo Verde, including corporate acquisitions, group restructuring, commercial agreements, and foreign investment projects.

Between 2017 and 2020, she was seconded to Cabo Verde as part of the partnership in place between VdA and a local law firm.

She is Senior International Adviser and since 2021 heads SSA Advogados, the exclusive member of the VdA Legal Partners network in Cabo Verde. Sumila has led several transactions in her new capacity, including in connection with corporate matters, legal audits, foreign investment, energy, real estate and public procurement. She advises multiple clients across the Industry, Energy & Natural Resources, IT, Communication & Technology, and Tourism sectors.   

Law degree University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Tax Law from the IDEFF of the Lisbon University.

Before joining the firm she worked at Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados as a Trainee Lawyer and later as a Junior Associate, between 2010 and 2015, in the Commercial & Real Estate and the Cabo Verde Jurisdiction practice group, where she was actively involved in several transactions in Portugal, Angola and Cabo Verde.

Between 2017 and 2020, she was seconded to Cabo Verde as part of the partnership in place between VdA and a local law firm.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and Cabo Verdean Bar Association.

Member of the Cabo Verdean Bar Association Ethics Committee Board.

English.

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